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OldGremlin Ransomware

The OldGremlin ransomware started its activities around March 2020. Although apparently Russian-speaking, OldGremlin ransomware primarily targets Russian institutions such as national banks, private companies in the industrial or medical fields.

According to Oleg Skulkin, a forensic analyst at Group-IB, the perpetrators of these attacks are the only Russian-speaking ransomware operators to violate the dictated rule about not working in Russia and post-Soviet countries.

Through Ransomware as a Service (RaaS), OldGremlin has achieved a significant increase in the numbers of its attacks. The value of the group’s ransomware kit is relatively low, thus making it easy for anyone to immerse themselves in the murky world of ransomware attacks and, consequently, increasing the group’s power and relevance on the world stage.

Upon accessing the environment, thanks to human interactions in malicious emails, the OldGremlin ransomware downloads and executes additional malware that frees remote access to the attack operators. In most cases all this happens without the victim noticing any unusual activity.

In all their attacks, the group behind OldGremlin has displayed boundless imagination. Besides relying on their custom tools TinyPosh and TinyNode to access the victim’s environment, spear-phishing emails with very different motives are also used.

It is reported that in their emails, the OldGremlin group has posed as a COVID-19 prevention organization, financial institutions, Russian dental clinics, and even a Russian journalist for RBC.

With the methods of cybercriminals becoming more and more inventive, the question about ransomware attacks is no longer ‘will we be attacked’, but ‘when will we be attacked’. For this reason, being in good company when the tragic day arrives is essential.

Recover Ransomware OldGremlin

Recover Files Encrypted by OldGremlin Ransomware

Digital Recovery has been helping companies recover their data for over 23 years. Over the years, we have acquired important know-how that has made us one of the leading companies in recovery of data encrypted by ransomware.

Our development team has managed to come up with a solution that enables data recovery on almost any storage device, such as servers, databases, virtual machines, RAID systems, and others.

We understand the importance of each of our customers’ data. For this reason, we act discreetly and securely. We have a confidentiality agreement (NDA) on every project.

Our experts are available 24/7, and in most cases recovery can be done completely remotely.

So, contact us and make your diagnosis now.

Ransomware Recovery FAQ

Every day, ransomware attacks get better and better. After a successful attack attempt, ransomware quickly maps the user’s most important files to begin encryption. Microsoft Office files, databases, PDFs and design are among its main targets.

Ransomware is designed to be unnoticeable, so it can disable all system defenses without being noticed and start the process of encrypting the files. Even though ransomware can go unnoticed by the system, it can still be noticed by the user, because ransomware uses the system’s own resources to do the encryption, this can slow down the system. Ransomware also changes file extensions. So be on the lookout for these signs: System slowdown and extensions being added to files.

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Yes, it is possible. You can restart the computer in safe mode which will limit the ransomware’s action as system resources will be locked. You can also disconnect the computer from the Internet which can interrupt the hackers’ connection to your system, it is worth remembering that there is ransomware that works even without being connected to the Internet. You can also start the diagnostics to identify threats with your antivirus, the vast majority of antiviruses have this function.
But there are cases where the encryption was interrupted by the user, some files had already been affected and this caused an error in the encryption and even the hackers could not restore the files, even with the decryption key. In these cases only a data recovery company, such as Digital Recovery, can recover the files.

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Yes, attacks usually happen mainly on holidays and weekends during the early morning hours. These days are chosen because there are not many active users on the system, which prevents the attack from being discovered before the encryption is completed.

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The vast majority of ransomware uses RSA [Rivest-Shamir-Adleman]-2048 and AES [Advanced Encryption Standard] encryption.

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First of all, do not pay the ransom. No matter what the hackers say, there is no guarantee that the decryption key will actually be released after the ransom is paid.
The first thing to do is to inform the authorities about the attack, governments have specialized cybercrime departments that will investigate the attack. After that, check if your backups were affected, if they were, only a company specialized in data recovery can recover your files, this is the next step. Contact Digital Recovery who will assist you in the complete recovery of your files.

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After first contacting us and sending the affected media we will diagnose the device to check the extent of the damage caused by the ransomware, with this we can project the duration of the process, and provide the budget to the customer. After the budget is approved by the customer, we start the recovery process, for this we have exclusive software that can, with the help of our specialists, reconstruct the data.
If the customer opts for remote recovery, instead of sending us the media, he/she will send the encrypted files to a virtual environment, which is totally safe, so that we can access them.
After the end of the process we will do a double check so that the customer can verify the integrity of the recovered files.
Payment is only made after delivery of the files and validation of the same by the client.

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